Sylvia Gonner

Sylvia Gonner, CAE

Global Expert & Cross-Cultural Guru

Culture Wiz

Sylvia Gonner, CAE, is a consultant, speaker, author, and trainer specialized in international management and cross-cultural relations. She’s truly a culture wiz who masters 6 languages,
has worked on all continents, and has traveled to more than 70 countries. She’s a certified association executive (CAE) and holds a B.A. in Communications and a M.A. in International Studies. She heads the boutique consulting firm CultureWiz offering services to any organization seeking to excel globally.

Throughout her 30-year career, Sylvia has served as an executive in several global organizations, as well as an international consultant to association clients. She has a solid track-record of leading international growth strategies, driving revenue in a global marketplace, and spearheading innovative global operating models.

Sylvia has structured and set up operations from the ground up in over 50 countries, led several global diversity and inclusion strategies, as well as capacity-building initiatives worldwide. She’s
an expert advisor in building international partnerships and developing products and services for a multitude of markets around the world.

Read her blogs about international and association management at


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Dec 1, 21 - 2:00pm
PAR GOAT Awards: Honoring Association Revenue Impact
Apr 14, 21 - 1:00pm
The Impact of Value Proposition